PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - PROGRAM SIGNED 2/15 CO-SIGNED BY: FIRST LADY PATRICIA R. NIXON - HFSID 35503
Sale Price $405.00
RICHARD NIXON and PAT NIXON
Richard and Pat Nixon sign a program for the February fifteenth Dinner at Wayne State University.
Program signed: "Richard Nixon" as Vice President, "Pat Nixon", 3p (integral leaf), 6½x9½. Detroit, Michigan, n. d. Program of the February Fifteenth Dinner at Wayne State University, with Vice-President Nixon as guest. Signed on front cover, to right of photo image of Richard Nixon (b/w, 2½x4¼). High school teacher Thelma Catherine [Patricia] Ryan (1912-1993) played the part of Daphne in the Alexander Wollcot-George S. Kaufman play, The Dark Tower, at the community theatre in Whittier, California opposite a local lawyer, Richard Nixon (1913-1994). He was instantly attracted to her and asked her out, but she said she was too busy. Nixon then told her he was going to marry her someday and she laughed. They finally started dating, but she continued dating others. Nixon would drive Pat to her date, wait around and then drive her home. On May 1, 1940, he slipped an engagement ring in a May Day basket of flowers.On June 21, 1940, they were married at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California. They had two children: Tricia (born 1946) and Julie (born 1948). Pat Nixon, the first president's wife to predecease her husband since Mrs. Hoover died in 1944, died a day after the couple's 53rd wedding anniversary. Full-length vertical crease on cover crosses both signature. Soiled in blank lower portion of front cover. Otherwise, fine condition..
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